Quarantine drench critical in face of increasing drench resistance
AgResearch scientist Dr Dave Leathwick is calling for all farmers importing stock onto their farm to have a quarantine drenching regime in place to further prevent the spread of triple drench resistance.
Sustainable worm control underlines productive farm system
Otago farmers Bruce and Denise Cameron recognised the toll internal parasites were taking on their lambs’ performance and carried out a drench resistance test. The result is a strategy that outsmarts internal parasites.
Testing for drench effectiveness prompts change
Ian and Paul Roy are converts to sustainable parasite management, after a drench resistance test revealed they were throwing good money away on drenches that weren’t doing the job.
Internal parasite control – a team effort
When it comes to managing internal parasites on farm, Bog Roy Station stock manager Danny Brown says the key step is a drench resistance test.
Worm burdens a threat after rain
Farmers in areas that have been very dry need to be on the lookout for internal parasite infestations in the wake of the recent rain.
Breeding to reduce reliance on drenching sheep
Genetic improvement through selection offers one of the best long-term solutions to reducing reliance on drench. But, where do you start?
Drench resistance: The next big issue?
Waikato sheep and beef farmer Matthew Scott believes drench resistance is the next big issue farmers will face.
On your marks, get set, go
In this fourth story in our internal parasite management series, farm consultant Tony Rhodes (PGG Wrightson) shares the first four – and most critical – steps to taking control of internal parasites.
Wormwise Workshops: a whole farm approach
This third story in our internal parasite management series looks at what a Wormwise workshop entails. If you think internal parasite management is just too hard to get your head around, expect to be pleasantly surprised.
Internal parasite management: Cost-benefit analysis
Given that you don’t “see” drench resistance in animals until the problem is extreme, what is the cost that we cannot see? AgResearch’s Dr Dave Leathwick has crunched some numbers – and the figures are so compelling, they don’t seem real.